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Rendering animation in HD, but final ".avi" rendered movie is lower quality
show user profile  Yazan.M.
When am rendering an animation " a sequence of images " and save it as a movie (.avi) the single frames looks fantastic in full Hd (1920*1080) while its rendering , but when saved as a movie the quality is going very low comparing to the rendering settings i'm putting

am using 3d max 2014 and vray 2014 as well

it must be something about the settings , or a plugin should be installed that has to do with encoding ,, its ruining all the quality of the work :/
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5/24/2015 1:59:42 PM (last edit: 5/24/2015 1:59:42 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
You're saving as an avi within max? If so, don't. Just save your animation as a sequence of frames and use some program like AE, Nuke, Vegas, VirtualDub etc to comp it together. Save as H264* (mp4) if you're going to put it online.

*Can't remember the exact number. But it's mp4.
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5/24/2015 2:13:21 PM (last edit: 5/24/2015 2:14:05 PM)
show user profile  khamski
Yeah, just render as a sequence of png or even jpg with 100% quality.
And then launch Adobe After Effects color correct if needed and encode in H.264 as mp4 file.
Great resource on AE:

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5/24/2015 2:46:05 PM (last edit: 5/24/2015 2:47:02 PM)
show user profile  Yazan.M.
thank you soo much i will render it as jpg

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5/24/2015 3:29:53 PM (last edit: 5/24/2015 3:29:53 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
Don't use jpg, save your images as png. Much better image quality.
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5/25/2015 11:30:56 AM (last edit: 5/25/2015 11:30:56 AM)
show user profile  khamski
Of course for high profile work 100% jpg is a wrong choice.
But for everything beneath that it's okay.
It saves space and loads faster.

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5/26/2015 9:33:15 AM (last edit: 5/26/2015 9:33:15 AM)
show user profile  Yazan.M.
thank you
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5/26/2015 2:15:38 PM (last edit: 5/26/2015 2:15:38 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
Space shouldn't really be an issue these days though.
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5/26/2015 4:59:12 PM (last edit: 5/26/2015 4:59:12 PM)
show user profile  khamski
It's weird but somehow i run out of hdd space very often.
I tend to regularly wipe trash out of my hard disks but still don't have enough.
And i still recall having 40 mb hdd x286 pc. lol... crazy...

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5/26/2015 8:49:32 PM (last edit: 5/26/2015 8:49:32 PM)
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